Browns Legend Joe Thomas Reveals First Thing He Thinks Team's Next Coach Must Do

Former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas
Former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Future Hall of Fame offensive tackle Joe Thomas knows a thing or two about regime changes, as he spent a decade with a Cleveland Browns organization that continues to burn through coaches after just one or two seasons on the job.

Now that Freddie Kitchens is gone and Baker Mayfield will get his fourth head coach in three seasons, counting interims, Thomas outlined what the next coach of the Browns needs to have in order to get the 6-10 team playing up to their talent level.

Hint: It's a move that has nothing to do with talent.

On his best day, Kitchens was able to get his players to abide by one or two of those items.

Cleveland has interviewed Ravens OC Greg Roman, ex-Packers head man Mike McCarthy, and Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy for their vacant head coach job, and has expressed interest in Urban Meyer, but Vegas still thinks that they'll end up with either Patriots OC Josh McDaniels or McCarthy.

If the Browns want a coach who will drill Thomas' 10 commandments into their players' heads, McCarthy would be the better hire.

Hiring a random young offensive head coach in an attempt to find the next Sean McVay or Kyle Shanahan is what leads to hiring the likes of Kitchens and Zac Taylor. What this team, and really any team, needs in a coach is a leader of men who can instill accountability and a work ethic in their team. The wins will come when you hire a coach who can get 53 guys behind him.